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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/01/2018 to 12/02/2018

December 2, 2018 10:22 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 12/01/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/02/2018, MPD received 367 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown.  MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

To further break down the 367 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (87), East (75), Midtown (59), North (56), South (26), West (45), and Other (19).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other". 

1) NORTH: Disturbance – 6:57 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Ridgeway Ave, reference a disturbance between a 40-year-old WM and a 30-year-old NAF.  Overnight, the male subject had been making unwanted advances towards the female subject which led to an argument in the morning.  Officers arrived and determined that both parties just wished to be separated from each other, which was accommodated. 

2) CENTRAL: Civil Dispute – 7:42 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Fordem Ave reference a civil dispute.  A 42-year-old AAF subject called to report that she was not at home during the time of a child custody exchange, and that items for the child were taken by the father (39-year-old AAM), for which she did not give consent.  MPD arrived and contacted the female subject who wished to pursue a theft complaint.  Officers advised the female subject of the reasonableness of taking some items that the child would need (to include diapers and a change of clothes).  No further action taken at this time.  

3) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 8:12 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 1200 block of Northport Dr, reference a vehicle that was stolen overnight.  The victim (34-year-old UM) reported that at the time that it was taken, the vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence and had a set of keys inside.  At approximately 9:45 a.m., the victim called to report that he was following his stolen vehicle in the area of Troy Dr.  Officers effected a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle and subsequently arrested an 18-year-old AAM suspect.  The suspect was transported to jail on charges of OMVWOC (operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent), theft from motor vehicle, CCW (carrying a concealed weapon), as well as misdemeanor bail jumping and a warrant.    

4) MIDTOWN: Juvenile Arrest – 1:55 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a Midtown residential address reference a disturbance between the victim/mother (53-year-old WF) and the suspect/son (14-year-old WM), with a knife involved.  The victim and suspect were having an argument over French homework which escalated into the suspect grabbing a steak knife and stabbing his French book.  The suspect had gone into a spare bedroom at which time the victim followed and took the knife away from him.  The victim sustained a minor cut when retrieving the knife.  The juvenile suspect was arrested without incident and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.  Officers transported the suspect to JRC (Juvenile Reception Center). 

5) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:19 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Kohl's at 2602 East Springs Dr, reference the sighting of a 31-year-old WM who was wanted on previous retail theft charges.  The suspect had left the store prior to police arrival, but was apprehended nearby in the KFC parking lot without issue.  The suspect was taken to jail on several previous retail theft and bail jumping incidents.   

6) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 7:32 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W Main St, reference a domestic disturbance occurring between the victim (38-year-old AAF) and suspect (23-year-old AAM).  A neighbor called reporting that the suspect was choking the victim and that the victim had come to his apartment for help.  After calling 911, the neighbor reported that the victim was still being choked in the apartment.  Officers forced entry into the apartment but no one was located.  The witness later reported that he had seen both the suspect and victim leave just before MPD arrival.  The witness also reported that the victim had a black eye and was screaming as both parties left.  Officers were unable to make contact with either subject at this time.  Investigation continuing.

7) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 10:05 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a death investigation on S Hamilton St, reference a 49-year-old UM victim.  The deceased had a significant medical history.  The victim's wife left the room for approximately 5 minutes and when she returned, the victim was down in the kitchen.  MFD/EMS responded and attempted life-saving efforts but were unsuccessful.  Nothing suspicious was noted.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

8) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:00 a.m.  MPD was sent to the 100 block of S Butler St for the reports of shots being fired at the Blue Agave bar.  Officers arrived to dozens of subjects fleeing the area.  Officers were able to determine that some sort of disturbance occurred in front of a bar in that area.  During the course of that disturbance a shot was heard and people scattered.  At this point, MPD's investigation has not located any injured parties or damage to nearby property.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest – 3:23 a.m.  An MPD sergeant observed a vehicle crash into a concrete post and rain awning at a business located in the 600 block of E Washington Ave.  The driver then reversed in an attempt to drive away.  As the sergeant was approaching the scene, he observed the driver fleeing from the vehicle.  A 33-year-old AAM suspect was contacted nearby and failed standardized field sobriety tests.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for 1st offense OMVWI.  Damage estimate unknown at this time until a complainant can be contacted.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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